Are you making a difference?

Although leaders may get great personal satisfaction from leading a team that accomplishes greatness, it’s in giving to others that creates conditions for the work to be exceptional. That means that leaders who want to make a difference must put an effort into satisfying the needs of those who are on the ground doing the […]

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What does your heart think?

Many leaders got to where they are because they’re smart and had been successful in their work as individual contributors. When they become people leaders, they may continue to use their well-honed logical brain but forget that they are now leaders who also have to use their hearts in order to engage and inspire others. […]

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Quietly revel in your success

We’ve all seen it: the leader who takes all the credit for success and doesn’t deflect any of it to the people who did the hard daily work to get there. Maybe you have been subjected to that leader who brags and lays claim to all that’s been achieved without recognizing the good hard work […]

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Nurturing freedom

I know many of you are enjoying a long holiday weekend, so I promise this will be short. Be prepared to engage your senses. Close your eyes and imagine one of the following: Your first dorm room or apartment Walking on a beach on a warm sunny day Riding on a motorcycle or in a […]

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Work relationships need more than a nod across the table

Workplaces are a microcosm of connection, conversation, and conflict. In other words, they are a place where relationships happen. Yet many leaders don’t intentionally develop the relationships that are key to their success. If you peek behind the curtain of leaders who fail, you might find that breakdowns happen because they haven’t deliberately established healthy, […]

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The day you won’t need a 360

I once had a manager who talked behind my back. Although I was a good (or even better than good) employee, she wasn’t willing to give me feedback directly. Even when I asked for it!  I knew (and told her I knew) that she was talking to others about her dissatisfaction with something I did. […]

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